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Festivals and dates in 2016

22 April, Whitby Goth Weekend, Whitby, ENGLAND
12 May, Sonic Ballroom, Cologne, GERMANY
14 May, Wave-Gotik-Treffen, Leipzig, GERMANY
15 May, Ballroom (alter Güterbahnhof)Salmunster, GERMANY
2 July, Childwickbury Arts Fair, St Albans, ENGLAND
24 September, Lene will be guesting for a couple of tunes with Nina Hagen, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire. London, ENGLAND
7 October, Nieuw Nor, Heerlen, NETHERLANDS
9 October, Luxor, Arnhem, NETHERLANDS
12 October, Factory FAC251, Manchester, ENGLAND
13 October, Thunderbolt, Bristol, ENGLAND
15 October, Westgarth Social Club, Middlesborough, ENGLAND
16 October, tbc, Leicester, ENGLAND
18 October, performing Stateless in its entirety! at Cargo, London, ENGLAND

Lene Lovich, Leipzig May 2016

2014/2015/2016 Tour

Lene's biggest tour of the 21st century started in Italy in December 2014 and will culminate with gigs in Holland and the UK in October. Don't miss the chance to see her band perform the entire Stateless album in London on October 18th. It may be some time before you get the chance again.

Read about the Lene Lovich Band

Have a look at photographs from the tour; watch the new version of Lene's classic 1978 hit "Lucky Number", recorded live during the the tour:

Lene Lovich CD art: Shadows And Dust Lene's most recent CD Shadows And Dust is available and dancing.
Download ten two-minute music samples, one from each CD track (19Mb): mp3 m4a

To reviews of
Shadows And Dust

Lene Lovich album list

Flex: album review
Lene Lovich in a wedding dress poses on the album cover for her Great Expectations role, and in this case the expectations are, generally speaking fulfilled. Flex,like Lene's increasingly elaborate wardrobe, is a work of many layers

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Biography, July 2005
If you think Lene is only about Lucky Number and the roaring eighties, read on...

Interview, August 2005
I think that my ideas are clearer and stronger now than they used to be. It used to be a big mess that we kind of had to peel away
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'Somewhere there is a parallel universe where Lene Lovich is a mega-star. An Icon. A thrilling, trilling, theatrical chanteuse and critically acclaimed artiste'.
Read the review of the March 2013 Winchester gig.

Just back from playing dates in Germany, France and Italy, The Lene Lovich Band played at the Hill Station Community Cafe in London, on Friday 18th July 2014.

The newly formed Lene Lovich Band made its live debut at London's 12 Bar Club on October 29th 2012, following this with a slot at the Drop Dead Festival, Berlin, Germany in November and gigs at venues throughout the UK and Germany during 2013.

Poster for the Drop Dead Festival, Germany 2012

 

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The first ever digital releases of No Man's Land and March are now available to download in their remastered glory from Lene's Bandcamp page.

Lene recently played a series of gigs in Europe: Germany, Wales, Italy, France, London
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Some thoughts...
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Thoughts on the recent European gigs

"Weird and wonderful moments included a beautiful private little gig in the German countryside, and being made to feel wonderfully at home at the Sonic Rock Solstice Festival, a space rock extravaganza in the middle of Wales. And then there was London... following on from last year's big gigs at Cargo and the Camden Underworld, we went small and returned to the scene of our live debut, the phantasmagorical 12 Bar Club, before discovering the intimate beauty of the Hill Station, south east London's best kept secret, an amazing reclaimed space next to St. Catherine's Church at the top of Telegraph Hill, and conveniently just around the corner from our new studio"

Lene at the 2006 Peta Humanitarian Awards

Lene is a director for the People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (Peta) Foundation.



Previously, Lene played two memorable shows in September 2006 at New York's Knitting Factory.
See some extracts on the
Lene Lovich photo gallery
with bonus hi-res downloads

Lene was back making music in
New York at a sold-out Joe's Pub on
September 12 2005

We have six photos to show

Promo poster for Lene's show at Joes Pub, NY, Halloween 2003
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Returning after a long pause, Lene played one special, sold-out show on Halloween (October 31 2003) at Joe's Pub in New York City.
We have a couple of mysterious photos

Writing

Writing Notes
An Introduction
I couldn't possibly list my favorite novels or authors.  I certainly couldn't list them in any order of merit  Sometimes it's the story, and sometimes it's the way it's told, that makes the book special.  Novels can be brilliant

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Joy Of Sound (1998)

Lene Lovich in Highbury Fields, London, 1980s

Lene is a prolific and creative writer. Here is an excerpt from a piece of original fiction for you to enjoy.
Legacy

In interview (February 1999)
Well, I think we're always making another record, perhaps not physically but certainly in our heads. 
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Hot Press (1979)
DO NOT ENTER WHEN RED LIGHT IS SHOWING
A group sit quietly on-stage, more silhouetted than seen,

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Profile by Ruth Polsky (1979)
Six months ago, Lene Lovich was the most enigmatic figure of that motley company known as the Be Stiff Tour. Dressed in thrift-shop gypsy lace
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Sisters Under The Skin
Commentary by Simon Frith
There's an interesting column by Penny Valentine in the latest issue of Creem

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Lene contributes vocal sounds to two Thorne CDs on the Stereo Society:
The Contessa's Party from 2006:
Can Catch**Fire**Bach
Things I Didn't Say**Dancing With B

Sprawl tracks from 1999:
Intro: Coming Quietly
Self Imposed Exile
First Love Song
A Flower Opens Gently By
Toys Take Over
From Me To You
Le Ballet
Sexual Terrorist
Outro: Going Gently

Lene Lovich and Les Chappell wrote the Sprawl album song Natural Beauty


Lene Lovich at the Stereo Society (selected links):
To Lene's home at the Stereo Society (all links)
To Lene's 2005 CD Shadows And Dust
To
Lene's 2005 biography
To Lene's graphics galleries
Hi-res downloadable graphics
Lene in interview (2005)
Lene in interview (1999)

External links
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